Tom Ferrero Studio

Tom Ferrero is a metal artist, painter, designer and teacher. He is also a recipient of a United States FULBRIGHT grant and is a two time, 1st Place, NICHE AWARD winner as well as a 1st place winner in the International SAUL BELL DESIGN competition. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Jewelry at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as the Department Head of a metal arts program at Camp Laurel in central Maine and has taught students ages 7 to 70 in metalsmithing, design, drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramic techniques.

Ferrero takes 1st Place in 2016 Saul Bell Design Award for Hollowware

Ferrero takes 1st Place in 2016 Saul Bell Design Award for Hollowware
Photo credit: Rio Grande
At a celebration dinner held on May 15 during the Santa Fe Symposium® in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Grande announced the winners of the 16th annual Saul Bell Design Award competition. Through rigorous judging, a panel of judges chose first- and second-place winners in each of six competitive categories, as well as in the Emerging Jewelry Artist category for designers 21 years and younger. Prizes, awards and congratulations were presented to each winning designer at the gala dinner. The winning designs, as well as all finalist pieces, are featured online at

The Saul Bell Design Award is a chance for jewelers and artists to reach for greater heights of skill, knowledge and imagination as they conceive and execute a career-defining design. The best jewelers from around the world compete to be recognized for excellence in their field.

Click on the link for the MACE shown above to view images of the winning piece.

Copy and paste the link below into your browser to read an interview with Tom conducted by Marlene Richey.

Primitive Casting Workshop

Join me for a 5 day silver casting workshop in beautiful Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. The workshop will explore a variety of basic casting techniques that will allow students to generate a wide range of interesting silver objects. Afterwards, participants will be guided through the design and construction process to turn their unique castings into wearable pendants, earrings, etc.

This class is ideal for beginners and intermediate students but all are welcome. Visit for more details and to sign up. August 15 - 19th 2016. 9am - 4pm. $495 Canadian dollars. Includes materials.

Ferrero's work featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine

Ferrero's work featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine
See feature article on page 26.

From the publisher, "Metalsmith gives you a front row seat on the world of studio art and design in contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing. It's smart, beautiful and provocative, and guaranteed to inspire and invigorate. Coverage spans contemporary makers, artists in their studios, edgy work, production jewelry, fashion, hollowware, furniture, collectors' collections, and much more. For over 30 years, Metalsmith has brought you the best in the field."

You can subscribe to Metalsmith Magazine via SNAG's website or purchase a copy at your local bookseller.

Linda B. of Windsor, CT

“Your jewelry is beautiful and unique. The way you specialize the jewelry to fit our needs and desires is uncanny. Thanks for your continued dedication.”


Tom Ferrero was raised in Windsor, Connecticut and first discovered his love for metal working as a high school student. He continued on to college and became a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. There he majored in Metal sculpture and jewelry design, studying under Professors Leonard Urso, Mark Stanitz, & Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in May 2002.

He has worked for such artists and companies as the Barbara Heinrich Studio a
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